Okay, I admit it...


I am in a blogging slump.  There's just not much happening here that seems worthy of sharing.  Does that ever happen to you?  I just haven't been feeling very productive lately.  Life is good and I am enjoying the down time but exciting it aint'.

I've been playing around in my craft space some...

I've been thinking about tackling our downstairs bathroom...

I have been baking and eating way too many sweets...

I have been kicking myself for not starting all those Christmas gifts that I wanted to have finished by July...

I have been planning a little artful gathering for a few crafty friends I met at my retreat...

I have been contemplating some new fall flowers...

I have been sitting on my bum in front of my computer screen way too much...

Playing. Thinking. Baking. Eating. Kicking. Planning. Contemplating. Sitting.

That's my life right now in a nutshell.

I am on my way to my sister's place in Texas for a mini vacation with my mom.  We will be gone for five days and I am leaving my computer at home.  (Yikes, you know it's bad when I even got the shakes just typing that!)

I will be taking my camera and my phone so I won't be completely out of the loop.  If you want to see what I'm up to you can find me on Instagram under PATTYMARKER61 but other than that, I will talk to you all on Tuesday.  Hopefully, I will have something interesting, pretty or fun to share with you then (that or my bum will be even bigger).  Hopefully the former not the latter.

Have a wonderful weekend.

xo, Patty


  1. Have fun on you trip. I wish I was camping this weekend, but hubby is working and rain is in the forecast.

  2. have a safe trip. enjoy & have fun. i'm following you on instagram. (:

  3. I am also contemplating on what to blog about. I am not a big Halloween person therefore I really don't have that much in that theme to blog about but on the other hand I love Christmas and can't wait for Halloween to pass so I can move on with what I have been making this year. Have fun on your trip. Shari

  4. We all need time out!! Enjoy your stay with your sister!!

  5. Patty, Why did you write your post about me??LOL...just kidding, but I have certainly felt this way for some time. Kind of in a funk. Enjoy your vacation, take pictures, get stories...then you 'll be busting at the seams with adventurous tales. Smiles, Susie

  6. Enjoy your time away with your Mom and your Sister! I think there are many of us in the same funk right now! Yep, pretty sure of it! Have fun and Be Safe!

  7. LOL...at least you are enjoying yourself!! Have fun with Mom and sis!!! What part of Texas? That is where my kin are from!
    xo Kris

  8. Yes! Sometimes the ideas just don't come and other times I'm just not in the mood! Flip through a magazine, visit Pinterest, surf the 'net - that helps me get the creative juices flowing again.


  9. Yes just coming out of a long slump. Love the musical ornaments!!

    Safe travels...


  10. I love the way you summed it all up...your life in a nutshell.

    Have a wonderful vacation!

    :) Hope

  11. My feeling is that life is to be lived not just blogged about :) So enjoy your trip and being computer free!

  12. Enjoy this wonderful time with family. I'm sure you'll come back recharged and have a camera card full of fun photos to share. Take care and have a safe trip.

  13. But it sounds like you're doing so much, even if some of it is just thinking! I love visiting here because I'm a fellow color lover. Be safe and have fun!

  14. I always enjoy your posts, Patty. Sounds like you have been doing quite a bit. I struggle too with post material. It seems I either have a lot to say or nothing. Lately, if it wasn't for my sewing projects, I can't think of anything enteresting. Well, this too shall pass. Have fun at your sisters and will look forward to pictures of Texas. I don't know how to use instagram, but guess I need to learn. Oh, and forgot to tell you last time, I like your new picture.

  15. I get in blogging slumps, too and like Beverly (above), it seems I either have a lot to talk/write about, or nothing. I hope you have a great mini vacation with your mom!

  16. Patty, I understand. I have recently tried writing and it isn't working. I usually tell others my muse is taking a vacation. Have a wonderful visit with you Mom. I am certain you will come home refreshed.

  17. We all get busy with life, and we all understand.
    Be safe in your travels, and have a wonderful time with your family.

  18. We all have slumps , I think...Sometimes it's a real effort to come up with something and it shows..You hid your slump very well..

  19. Patty ~ this happens to everyone. I believe that this little get away will do good. You will come back renewed, relaxed and rejuvinated. Have fun and just HAVE FUN ;-)

  20. It sounds to me like you have plenty going on! I hope you are enjoying your unplugged time.

  21. I always enjoy your blog posts, Patty, whatever you blog about. The pictures are always great too....I loved the ones today! I hope you have a great trip with your mom and feel relaxed and refreshed.
    Helen x

  22. Patty, yes, I have slumps as well. Infact life gets busy and then too much time goes by and then I feel as though I've worn out my welcome in blogland. But you always have lovely posts! Enjoy your week.


  23. Patty,
    Been wondering what you were up to...now I know! I get it!!! Sometimes a break is all we need to get those creative juices flowing once again!!! I'll be watching for your return!!!


  24. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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